Lions don't commit to starting RB Ameer Abdullah

The Detroit Lions spent half a year championing Ameer Abdullah as their No. 1 running back, then changed course abruptly on Sunday.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to name Abdullah his starting running back after Sunday's 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when Abdullah did not play despite being cleared to return from a neck injury.

Related players: Theo Riddick, Tion Green

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The team said Abdullah is still nursing his injury but didn't go into detail about that. Riddick played a big role in the team's win over the Bucs so it's quite possible he continues to see a key role in the offense.

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